Baroness Caroline Cox, an Anglican member of the British House of Lords and international human rights advocate, will address the Holy City Friday night at Charleston Music Hall.
The event, called "Thy Kingdom Come," will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Cox will discuss her work as CEO and founder of Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust, or HART, which works in conflict zones such as Burma and Sudan, post-conflict areas still devastated by war, and areas where people remain oppressed and exploited.
The daughter of an internationally known surgeon, she became a nurse until returning to school to become a sociology professor and campaign for humanitarian causes.
The event's attendees will hear how God transformed the life of Bishop Abraham Nhial, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, a group of 35,000 children who fled a bloody civil war by walking 1,000 miles to Kenya on their quest for freedom.
Nhial, who was 9 years old at the time, converted to Christianity and resettled in the U.S. He later became an Anglican bishop and returned to serve South Sudan.
St. Michael's Church, which will host the event, also will unveil its plans to build a clinic in Burundi, Africa, in partnership with Palmetto Medical Initiative.
"The mission of St. Michael's Church is to transform hearts through Jesus Christ in Charleston, the nation and the world," said the Rev. Al Zadig, rector of St. Michaels. "Our aim is to be immersed in worship, to hear the call of the Kingdom of God and to take action to help the suffering and spiritually starved people locally and globally."
To register or for more, call 723-0603 go to www.gicthy kingdomcome.com.
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